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Stuck in a labor trap: More from ProPublica

Apr 29, 2013
ProPublica and Marketplace team up for a special investigation into an underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge worker fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
Posted In: labor, minimum wage, raiteros, Chicago, immigrant

Boston pizzeria gets new ownership - its former employees

Feb 13, 2013
In a twist, former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay become part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria.
Posted In: pizza, labor, overtime, Small Business

Could immigration reform suppress wages for U.S. workers?

Jan 28, 2013
Some economists predict immigration reform will have little effect on wages -- and might even bring higher pay.
Posted In: Immigration, labor, wages

New York City school bus drivers prepare to strike

Jan 15, 2013
If drivers walk off the job, more than 150,000 students could be looking for a ride to school.
Posted In: bus driver, school bus, bus, New York City, strike, labor

Alarms raised over treatment of maids, domestic workers

Jan 9, 2013
The International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency, raised concerns about the legal protections that domestic workers get.
Posted In: labor, United Nations

Robbed on the job: Advice on fighting wage theft

Jan 4, 2013
Imagine working and not getting paid for it. It's more common than you might think. Wage theft happens when companies cheat workers out of earned income. Labor advocate Kim Bobo talks about the pervasiveness of this problem and how to fight it.
Posted In: wage theft, low-wage workers, minimum wage, Jobs, labor

What could happen to jobs and labor in 2013

Dec 28, 2012
As we all patiently await the new year -- and the fiscal cliff -- what will happen to the labor force remains unclear. But there are some clues as to what we can expect.
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, 2013, labor

Amid protest, Michigan advances 'right-to-work' law

Dec 7, 2012
Michigan is likely to join 23 other states with 'right-to-work' laws. Republicans passed legislation yesterday through the state's House and Senate amid strong opposition from unions.
Posted In: Michigan, right to work, union, labor

UPDATE: Walmart added as defendant to warehouse workers lawsuit

Nov 30, 2012
Lawyers say Walmart can be held accountable for working conditions, despite contracting out operations and staffing.
Posted In: Walmart, labor, warehouse

Why fast-food workers struggle to unionize

Nov 29, 2012
A walk-out by workers at several fast-food chains in New York marks latest effort to organize an industry with high worker turnover.
Posted In: McDonald's, strike, protests, union, fast food, labor

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